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REPORT ONMORISSONSSUPERMARKET
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1Brief History and Summary of the Business Selected................................................................1Discussion of Vision, Leadership and Management Practices and Organisational Culture.......2How Culture and Management Style influence Business Functions and Strategies...................6Recommendations.......................................................................................................................7CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONManagement refers to the procedure of planning, organising, directing as well ascontrolling all the operations, projects and resources within an organisation. Leadership,however, means the activities undertaken by individuals within a company to effectively lead thewhole organisation towards achieving the set goals and objectives of the firm(Bolden, 2016).The report below is based on Morrisons Supermarket, which is one of the leader supermarketchains within the UK. It covers, a brief history and summary of the company and rationale ofchoice. Furthermore, the report covers their vision, mission, leadership and managementpractices and organisational culture using effective theories. Moreover, it covers how the cultureand management style influence their business functions and strategies. The report also includesrecommendations for the organisation.MAIN BODYBrief History and Summary of the Business SelectedWm Morrison Supermarkets Plc, or Morrisons Supermarket is one of the biggest chainsin the retail sector within the UK. The firm's headquarters are in Bradford, West Yorkshire,England. Founded by William Morrison in 1899, the business was started as distribution of eggand butter by the owner. Moreover, his son overtook the firm in 1952 and established a smallstore at the centre of the city(Mohelska and Sokolova, 2015). It was the first store to provideself-service in Bradford as well as the first to have prices on offerings at the store. The firmopened its first supermarket by the name of “Victoria”, in 1961. By 1967, the firm became listedon London Stock Exchange and became a Public Limited Company.Since then, the company has been quite effective in relation to earning a massive marketshare within the UK and is currently holding 4thposition within the overall UK market.1
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